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About B.S. Taqueria

B.S. Taqueria demonstrates elements of long-established tradition, paired with contemporary approaches, and local flavors. The fare is authentically inauthentic, representing a city of migrant-rich flavors through the lens of a native. The Taqueria provides the ideal backdrop for chef Ray Garcia’s rift on convention, a casual, counter service environment for lunch, and bustling full service dinner. Sides, such as the Lemon-Pepper Chicken Chicharrones and "Rice and Beans" are perfect to share with the group, but the headliner remains the taco. House favorites include the chorizo and papas and the clams and lardo.

Join us for Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Delivery now available.

Inquire about offsite catering on our wesbite.

Gift Cards Available: http://www.bstaqueria.com/giftcards/

514 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
11:30am - 10:00pm

Friday
11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday
5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday
5:00pm-7:00pm

Cross Street:
Grand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 622-3744

Website:
http://www.bstaqueria.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking nightly. Limited street parking and public lots also available.

Public Transit:
7th Street Metro Station is a block and a half away with connection to the Red,Purple, Blue and Expo metro lines.

Executive Chef:
Ray Garcia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

B.S. Taqueria demonstrates elements of long-established tradition, paired with contemporary approaches, and local flavors.

B.S. Taqueria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tapas (6)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious but SPICY - be forewarned. Almost everything on the menu has some degree of spice, so if you don't like spicy food, don't go (this is the only reason why I don't give 5 stars for the food). Food was organic and creative. Maybe if you ask they can lessen the level of "hot"...

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good fish and shrimp tacos, but Carne asada arrived cold. Amazing churros!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This place is the best. Seriously. Even if it were just for this reason: they use heirloom corn for their tortillas. Don't know what that means? Go find out. It makes a huge difference. Trust me.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Casual, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was in LA to see Phila Eagles play the LA Rams. Went to the restaurant because conveniently located near my hotel and the prices were very decent for the food we got. Arrived in time for Happy Hour and shared a picher of Margaritas with my son. They were very good and fairly priced at $24. The tacos were also good but all you got was one small taco (just $2) so you're going to need to eat quite a few depending on how hungry you are. Also had a Chorizo Cheeseburger and it was very tasty but a bit greasy (for my taste) but very faitly priced at $8 on the Happy hour menu. Overall a very good value for the price.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love this place, but very upset they took the clam & lardon tacos off the menu. They were amazing. Please bring them back. Otherwise, the food is exceptional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really wanted to love this place but everything was SO SPICY. Let me preface that I LOVE spicy food and have a high tolerance for heat. Everything, even the beans and rice was way way too hot. And the flavors uniform. There could have been such yummy food but my mom didn't go numb. Everyone at our table had the same reaction and we left with numb tongues. Maybe the line cook was a little heavy handed with the cayenne the other night. Will be back to see if its a fluke.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was great. Will go back when I am in the area again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Best chorizo and papas tacos EVER!!! The churros were soft and freshly made! Decadent!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Third visit to BS Taqueria, and I absolutely love it! I was able to book a same day reservation thru open table. I would highly recommend this LA gem!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food! Really quick service and very friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food not good, overpriced. Menu items on OpenTable were not on restaurant menu anymore. Asada plate meat was so tough and hard to chew. Regrettable visit.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good but meal was not paced well. Apps, entrees and sides all came at the same time or in the wrong order so the table was crowded with a million plates. It felt like they were rushing us out.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My new favorite restaurant for the food. Mexican food lovers paradise. Pricey but worth it. Needs more servers.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had a very nice time here. Arrived in time for the Happy Hour pitchers of margaritas and dove right in to Guacamole, Bean Dip and Ceviche Tostada, all of which were excellent.

Split the Chorizo Cheeseburger (thumbs up) and the Carne Asada (thumbs down, bland at best) main plates. Our colleagues split the trout and said it was excellent. For dessert, the Churros were OK, but the Tres Leches was GREAT.

Would have gotten 5 stars except for the Carne Asada and the "too loud" atmosphere. We were a party of 7 and I could only converse with the people next to and across from me. So we spent the dinner divided into parties of 4 and 3 for conversation. We were in the back room, so perhaps the front room would have been better for conversation.

Again, would definitely recommend for some good tapas and drinks, but if you are look to have a nice conversation with your party, eat quick and find a quieter spot.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I've been hearing about BS Taqueria for some time and tried it before a game this week. It was okay but nothing special. The tacos are good and actually quite similar to those available their stand at Staples Center. Guacamole and roasted corn are also very good while beans and rice and salad were okay. For a quick bite it's fine but not a place to linger.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I found the trout was perfectly prepared and the tortillas went surprisingly well with it. This place is so relaxed that we lingered for far too long.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food and service as always we will be back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I dined here before going to a play nearby. The food surpassed our expectations! Every dish was exceptional and original. We will definitely be coming back again. Try the roasted corn. It's to die for!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The margarita and churros were the best I've ever had! Everything else was pretty good. The back area was super cute, a little indoor space that feels like you're outside. I recommend this place, it was fun and delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Just about everything is smothered in hot sauce, even the guac although it doesn't say it on the menu. If you have sensitivity to spicy I would recommend (even if the menu doesn't say spicy) just to ask for anything you order without hot sauce. Overall amazing place and delish food, just could be a little less spicy! It was also hard to get more water.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Love the food, but would like a few options that are not 5 alarm fire hot dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Churros are the best! You haven't had a churros till you've has a BS taqueria churro!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very lively and energetic. Highly recommend to make reservations. Front of house service is slow. You can reserve seats at the bar. Food is very good, everything has spice.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was great it was a modern take on Mexican Classics. The drinks where superb and the atmosphere was great for a nice little date night.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We really liked this place. We were having a pre-theater snack and the service was so fast it seemed instant! It is kind of noisy and cramped but that is part of the charm. The food was consistently excellent, although we only had a small sampling of what was offered. The ceviche was perfect, and this can be a difficult dish to get right. We would definitely go back again, no problem.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Two guests. Each ordered fish tacos, which were incredibly average (they were very comparable to Rubio's). Despite being really greasy, I enjoyed my Chorizo & Papas taco. My friend ordered a shrimp taco, which was way too spicy for her taste. So spicy, she couldn't finish . A warning would on the menu would have been appreciated.

Also ordered the Rice & Beans side. There was too strong of a lemon flavor for my friend, so much so it was inedible. "Fair" food rating was based on shrimp taco being too spicy and poor experience with the Rice & Beans.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great service, the people were very nice. The "outside" patio is not actually outside! It's a faux outside feel but the back room is much quieter than the front dining area! The front of the house felt more casual than the back. The food was amazing but everything was VERY spicy! For anyone who likes their meals with a little kick, this spot is for you! Almost everything we ordered was spicier than we had expected. I wish someone would have warned us on the spice levels! I don't know if we looked past it on the menu but even like a 1-10 spiciness rating would be really helpful. Overall a fantastic experience though. We really enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service in a hidden gem located in an area downtown that I would not expect to have a nice restaurant. Walking there, it seemed like a shady area. Stepping inside, was like walking into a little piece of Mexico. Great, traditional decor.

Food was very tasty. The nachos were amazing. The a la cartel tacos, tho small, were delicious and quite filling. The margaritas are highly recommended. Definitely a hidden gem.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Been here several time -- always good. Exciting takes on MX food. Good drinks and fun crowd too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This is our favorite taqueria in LA. The guacamole and bean dip starters were excellent, as were the chorizo and papas, carnitas and fish tacos. Don't miss churros with chocolate sauce for dessert - I didn't know churros could be so light. Highly recommended!

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was okay, but nothing special. The service was pretty inattentive even during the first part of our visit when the restaurant was still fairly quiet. We requested more chips to go with our guacamole but they never came. The ice tea was unusual with a very strong (and unpleasant taste) and I think we should have been told what to expect when we ordered so we could have decided if we still wanted ice tea. The waitress kept trying to take away our plates before they were empty. That is actually the most attention we got from her all evening. A so so experience overall.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

BS Taqueria is super yummy and the margaritas are delicious. More important, however, was the service. Our waitress was amazing, had great knowledge of the menu, got our drink orders in before the end of happy hour and was very sweet and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We were in LA and wanted a fun place to eat downtown. We had a great time, and the food was unique and delicious.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Food was way too spicy for everyone. Not great at all. Won't go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Fun vibe. Interesting, tasty food. Small but solid menu. Service excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tapas, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

BS Tacqueria was fun, but a little tough to negotiate as a newbie. We were seated at a picnic table in the back, under a faux tropical overhang. The place was very dark, necessitating cell phone flashlights to read the menu. It was also quite noisy, making it tough to hear the server, when she finally stopped by. The menu was not descriptive, and she wasn't forthcoming. Because the price point was modest, we took the plunge! The food was intensely seasoned, delicious and salty. It is reimagined Mexican, not typical of any place. We drank gallons of water, beer and strong margharitas. We had a lot of fun, and you will too, if your expectations are informed.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Fun spot. Great food and drinks. Good atmosphere. Try to get a table in the back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was whatever, way overpriced for what it was. Got the spinach enchiladas and it felt like i ordered two cheese taquitos with a bland greeb sauce. It was pretty sad. Honestly, Save your money... go to Guisados or Chicas Tacos down the street. You'll do yourself a favor.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We made a reservation here on a whim and were not disappointed! The nachos, spinach enchiladas, chorizo and papas tacos, and the churros were all incredible. I'm not usually a churro fan but these were light and fluffy and melt in your mouth. We can't wait to go back and try everything else on the menu!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great everything but it was very very spicy. Almost couldn't handle it.

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